Affordable $35,000 800V EV4 and IONIQ 3 Ready By 2023-2024 with LFP Battery!
Currently, however, due to their relatively high prices and large size, they dont quite fit into everyones requirements. This is the reason why the next batch of compact evs from korea that will feature new cost saving technology is highly anticipated. Interestingly, however, from our findings, the path that hyundai and kia will take to deliver their respective products is expected to be vastly different. In this episode, we will explore further the current situation involving the development of the next generation compact 800 volt. Electric vehicles for the masses from korea before we go on wed highly appreciate your support by subscribing and turning on the notification bell. If you havent already – and please dont, forget to like comment and vote on the question thats presented at the end of the video, the ioniq 5 and the ev6 are two of the most advanced evs in the world. The dynamic duo is the first product from the korean auto giant to integrate its first ever dedicated electric car platform, egmp or electric global modular platform and the highly sophisticated 800 volt charging system for the incredibly fast charging time, which is the first application of such technology. For mass market products, the system is also bidirectional, meaning that the battery of the vehicle can serve as a mobile power station that can supply electricity on the go for many useful applications previously never been possible, combined with the sophisticated styling and the futuristic and cavernous interior. That makes the best use of the long wheelbases, the ionic 5 and the ev6 are certainly revolutionary and therefore highly popular, with the current waiting time being up to 18 months for the delivery.
However, they are not without some misses. First, the egmp duos are expensive. Commanding prices of up to nearly 60 thousand dollars, they miss the mark as far as being affordable being nearly two times. The price of an average new car also with a characteristic long wheelbase, of up to three thousand millimeters or 118 inches, which is as long as that of the hyundai palisade three row. Large suv. The size is hard to muster for some, especially for the consumers in europe, where conditions are tighter. This is the reason why the hyundai motor group is preparing the next batch of smaller and more affordable electric vehicles to make its 800 volt products more widely available. We have previously reported that the development of kias version, known as ev4 is already well underway, as the first prototypes have already been spotted in korea as well as china. The ev4 is to feature a dimension roughly equivalent to nero and the shorter european sportage and offer similar technology as the ev6. This includes the egmp platform featuring an 800 volt bi directional charging system for the 18 minute ultra fast charge time as well as vehicle to load functions. The power electric system is expected to be derived from the ev6 as well, which would be comprised of drive units ranging from 168 horsepower for the single engine. Rear wheel, drive to 235 horsepower, dual motor, all wheel, drive configuration which would definitely be an advantage over the. Similarly, sized front wheel drive only neuro ev, however, to bring down the price of the ev4 drastically as the nero evs pricing differential between the ev6 is marginal with the starting price of 40 000, which is similar to the ev6s starting price.
Kia is expected to employ lfp or lithium iron phosphate battery. For the first time in the companys history, the price of the lfp batteries tends to be roughly 30 cheaper than the lithium batteries that use nmc or nickel manganese cobalt cathode, which are much more expensive materials compared to iron and phosphate nmc. Batteries are now the norm for most of the ev manufacturers, including the hyundai motor group, as the lfp has been neglected due to the critical shortcoming of its low energy density, with the application only widely accepted in china. Until now, however, due to its cost factor, the lfp is now gaining broader popularity, even outside china, as the various adverse circumstances such as the russian ukrainian war. Hiking up the price of the key materials such as nickel, where russia fully controls the supply and the price tesla with its success in china with the lfp batteries, is bringing out the technology for use in its evs outside china and even claims to equip up to 50 of standard ranged products with the lfp batteries, with even luxury makers, such as mercedes benz, joining in on the lfp bandwagon with the expected application into its entry level. Evs such as eqa and eqb hyundai also has its site clearly on the affordable batteries. As stated at its latest investors, presentation that took place in early 2022. The hyundai auto group expects to make lfp batteries the standard equipment for the entry level electric vehicles in the near future, with the nmc composition, batteries to remain the default choice of the high end and the performance products.
However, with the advancement in the battery packing technology such as cell to pack, that removes the intermediary modules and even cell to chassis that places the cells directly to the chassis of the vehicle, the ev4 is expected to achieve about 250 miles or 400 kilometers range, which Would be on par with the latest nero ev, also lfp. Battery equipped dv4 would be capable of being charged up to the full 100 of the capacity. Unlike the nmc battery, thats, typically only charged up to 80 to 90 to maximize the lifespan, meaning that the lfp battery powered ev4 will drive farther per charge than the equivalent nmc battery electric vehicles, as the spotting of the ev4 prototype in china would indicate. Hyundai was originally planning to use catl sourced lfp batteries to replace the nmc batteries in its entry level products as early as this year. But the plan seemed to have been shifted towards relying on the compatriot battery suppliers such as lg, which is currently busy working on its first lfp battery factory to start manufacturing from late next year. This new schedule would coincide with kias updated plan to introduce the ev4 in 2024 after the release of the eventual telluride suv replacement ev9 in 2023, which is destined primarily for the north american and the domestic korean markets, mainly targeted at the european market. The latest report suggests that the smaller ev4 will now bear a closer resemblance to the ev9 suv than the sleek four door.
Coupe profile of the ev6 crossover, which seems appropriate as the ev4s development code is ov, meaning that it will be compact, sized electric suv similar to the ev9s development code of lv, which stands for semi. Large, electric suv. But, unlike cv of the ev6, which indicates that its a semi medium electric passenger car, as envisioned by auto built magazine, the latest rendering of the ev4 is undoubtedly a miniaturized version of the ev9 that features distinctive front fascia with vertically stacked led lighting assembly body panels. That integrate sharp edges and bulging front and rear fenders and the unique c pillars that kinks up at a sharp angle. When its all said and done, the bold looking ev4 is expected to have a starting price of 35 000 to offer truly one of the best. All around ev packagings, when its released in 2024., even better news, might be that the same packaging may become available even sooner in the form of the next generation hyundai kona. Our sources report that the full electric version of the all new kona, which is expected to debut in the spring of 2023, will be rebranded as the ionic 3.. This is a strong indication that the new kona electric will no longer be a sister product to the nero ev and become an entirely different car, at least from the internals are concerned like it was the case in the genesis gv70, which is based on the same N3 platform, which is known to be extremely modular, the all new kona electric, will sit on a skateboard type underpinning no different than the egmp itself.
So, unlike the new nero ev that has the integrated drive module, which combines the motor transmission and power electronics for easy conversion of an ice vehicle to a derivative electric vehicle, the all new kona electric now will be equivalent to a fully dedicated ev. Much like the ionic 5.. Therefore, it only seems natural that hyundai ops to bestow on the new kona electric, the ionic 3 designation. Instead, this process would be a more cost, effective and faster way to deliver the dedicated electric cars without having to create one from scratch. Passing along the savings to the end users, the ionic 3 will obviously share the great sporty suv, styling and functionality of the all new kona, which will be much bigger than before by becoming as big as the second generation nero. The standard kona continues to be available as ice and hybrid versions, with the addition of the plug in hybrid. For the first time, the hybrid and plug in hybrid power plants will also continue to be based on the latest nero, which is a good thing. The ionic 3, as a sister car to ev4, should be available to the market approximately a half year earlier in late 2023 or early 2024 at about the same price. As for the end of the video question, with the latest findings related to the design and the construction which do you prefer the built from scratch, ev4 that resembles the ev9 or the stylish ionic 3, with its roots stemming from the all new kona.
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